About Us

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Our Story

RAVE believes that every
teen, and
child who looks to their faith community for
assistance in the aftermath of abuse
deserves to receive help that is
  • compassionate,
  • practical,
  • based on accurate information, where
  • SAFETY is a top priority.
RAVE delivers
training and resources,
immediate access to shelter contacts, as well as
best practices (and pitfalls to avoid)
to religious leaders and congregations
through web-based sources
accessed in clergy offices, internet cafes, seminary classrooms and
churches around the world.
RAVE grows out of 15 years of social science research
examining the relationship between
communities of faith and domestic violence.
RAVE believes that churches and their communities are
co-partners in responding to abuse and working together
towards its elimination in every home and every congregation.